The 2017 Ankle Boots You May Hate at First
You can't go wrong with the classics, especially when it comes to footwear. Come on, imagine your shoe wardrobe without that perfect pair of black pumps or cool set of white sneakers. It just wouldn't feel complete, right? In regards to ankle boots, specifically, black booties definitely fall in this timeless category—hey, maybe even It-girl favorite white booties at this point. And there are actually a few other looks celebrities started wearing recently that feel somewhat out of the norm but could totally fall in the "classics" group in a few seasons.
Curious about what offbeat ankle boot silhouettes some of your favorite fashion A-listers like Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Rihanna are loving at the moment? Keep scrolling to check out the four styles that could be worth testing out in 2017, and shop our favorite boot picks, too. You never know, you may just find a new go-to style with what's coming ahead.
While we've seen lucite heels pop up the last few seasons, it appears the look isn't going away anytime soon—either in a full see-through iteration or in a style that features lucite accents like a clear heel.
Yes, clear ankle boots may seem difficult to pull off, but it can totally be done if you follow Kendall's lead and wear them with fishnet socks and add cuffed jeans, a pullover, and a statement jacket.
Shiny Angled Boots
Patent ankle boots aren't necessarily new, but the style got a major refresh this season (think Balenciaga) with an angled heel that doesn't go straight up and down. Not into patent? You can still achieve the look with a pair that features metallic accents instead.
Want to update the classic black boots you love? Try one of Rihanna's favorite silhouettes—a patent version with an angled heel. The look feels so 2017.
On Rihanna: Maison Margiela Double-Breasted Blazer ($944) and belt; Balenciaga boots; Louis Vuitton bag.
Itching to try an alternative pair of ankle boots to give your favorite black pair a break? Try a pastel version this season. A slew of styles in a myriad of hues hit last fall—and the trend isn't slowing down anytime soon.
If you're looking to test out the pastel boot trend like Gigi—either with embellishments or without—go for cool boyfriend jeans and simple separates like a black sweatshirt and trench for a forward look that's not trying too hard.
Need a little extra height? Try a mega-platform style! The '70s-feeling booties were all over the winter runways (cue: Marc Jacobs), and celebs are starting to wear more and more.
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